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“My deepest condolence goes out to the family during this difficult time. May God provide you with the strength and comfort you need as you cope with...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: kristin kowalweski

“To "the Kids" : as we knew you! We saw you grow up! So to us who worked with your dad, you were "kids". I have lost both of my parents now so I know...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Lois (Pitzer) Van Meter - IL

“On behalf of the Brashear community, I extend our deepest sympathies to Mr. Hunter's family. I had the pleasure of working with him on a new gym...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Traci Delaney Hill - Brashear, MO

“I actually remember he first time I met Bud many years ago..That says a lot about a man when they leave that strong of an impression..Glad to have...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: tom oxtoby - springfield

“Well Buddy you stayed strong until God said "that's enough B.D. I have a couple of boards I want you to sit on." I'm and convinced that's when you...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: A friend

“My heart goes out to all the grandkids and greatgrand daughter. May your happy memories of Bud bring a small relief to your sorrow. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: A friend

“My sincere condolences to the Hunter family in the loss of your loved one. May the God of all comfort give your family peace and strength to endure...Read More »
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B.D. "BUD" HUNTER of Springfield, IL died May 14, 2017 at the age of 87. He worked for the S. P. Wright Advertising Co. that provided advertising and consulting services to the funeral industry. He purchased the company and expanded the scope of the business on an international scale. In the late 1960's, Hunter founded Amedco, Inc, which later became the second largest manufacturer of burial caskets in the world. In 1986, Amedco merged with Service Corporation International. As part of the merger, Hunter, through one of his companies, Huntco, Inc, purchased the steel processing and healthcare equipment operations of Amedco. Hunter served as vice chairman on the board of directors of SCI (NYSE) and graduated from Truman State University in 1950.